With Summer in Sight, Here Are Three Beach Retreats to Know

NATIONAL REPORT—From California to New York, beach resorts are opening ahead of the summer travel season. Here’s a look at three beach retreats:

Santa Barbara Property Gets Restored

In Santa Barbara, CA, the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara is set to reopen on June 1. The reopening of the 22 oceanfront acres follows a nearly five-month closure caused by the California mudslides. A team of experts worked to restore the resort, which included landscaping and restoration of some back-of-house areas and guestrooms.

The resort’s new Anacapa Suite will open in July, offering 2,500 sq. ft. of space with views of the Pacific Ocean and Butterfly Beach. Adding to the selection of specialty suites and bungalows, the Anacapa Suite will have a pool, fire pit and private driveway and includes complimentary access to the private membership Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club.

Boutique Hotel Comes to Newport Beach, RI

Autograph Collection Hotels, part of Marriott International Inc., together with R.D. Olson Development  opened Lido House in Newport Beach, CA. The 130-room resort is close to Lido Marina Village, Newport Beach’s marina, retail and dining hub.

There are five residential-style, three-level cottages, each offering 1,300 sq. ft., including a rooftop patio, personal BBQ and fireplace. Lido House has a restaurant, rooftop bar and coffee shop. In addition, there is the full-service Boost Spa, a fitness facility, saltwater pool and cabanas, and 15,000 sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor event space.

Gurney’s Resorts Adds Third Resort

This summer, Gurney’s Resorts will open The Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina as the brand’s second property in the Hamptons, a suburban hot spot on Long Island. George Filopoulos of Metrovest Equities and Lloyd Goldman of BLDG Management, owners of Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa, purchased the Montauk Yacht Club and are leading the transition of the New York property.

The property will close this winter to undergo an approximately $13-million property-wide upgrade to the 107 guestrooms, ballroom, meeting rooms, three restaurants, 35-acre marina and grounds. In addition, the food & beverage options will receive an upgrade led by LDV Hospitality.